Presents the results of the third biennial National Critical Technologies Review. Includes information about the state of development in each technology area and about the U.S. competitive position relative to the worldwide leading edge technology developments.
A review of the International Telecommunications Satellite Org. (INTELSAT) begun in 1964 to provide mainly telephone and data services, and the International Maritime Satellite Org. (INMARSAT) which was formed in 1979 to provide maritime communications, including services related to safety and rescue at sea. Describes the potential competitive impact of: possible alternative approaches to reforming the organizations; an INMARSAT affiliate company, formed in 1994 to provide new services; and proposals for restructuring INTELSAT.
Explains the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a binding contract between 103 governments which together account for around 90 per cent of world merchandise trade, and how it works. This multilateral trading system contributes to economic growth and development throughout the world. Graphs and photos.
Analyzes the international competitiveness of U.S. industries that are affected by environmental policies: (1) firms that develop & market environmental technologies & services; & (2) companies that must meet U.S. environmental requirements (especially manufacturing firms). Includes trends in the global environmental market, U.S. competitiveness in environmental technologies & services, environmental requirements, cleaner technology, compliance, regulations, incentives, & government support. Photos, figures & graphs.
A review of major U.S. gov't. programs and policies that either promote or hinder U.S. business activities in China. Identifies: factors contributing to the growing importance of the U.S.-China trade relationship; U.S. gov't. and internat. programs to promote bilateral trade and support the development of China's economy, and U.S. gov't. policies that may decrease U.S. business opportunities in China. Also includes info. on discrepancies in U.S.-China trade statistics and on prospects for increased U.S. participation in China's petroleum sector. Charts and tables.
Investigates whether an industry in the U.S. producing aramid fiber formed of poly para-phenylene terephtalamide is materially injured by reason of imports of the subject merchandise from the Netherlands that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are being sold at less than fair value. Tables and figures.
Technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter rating. Also could be aid in training students. Contains detailed coverage of helicopter aerodynamics, performance, and flight performance. Includes items such as weather, navigation, radio navigation, and communications. 81 charts and tables.